How Much Is a Lottery Ticket Worth?

Ask most people how much a lottery ticket is worth and the most probable answers will be the price of the ticket, the value of the jackpot or simply: “Is it a winning ticket?” The value of a ticket for a forthcoming drawing is none of these. The reason for this is related to a…

 

Solving the Problem of Retirement

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Vanguard’s Dynamic Spending Strategy for Retirees A number of spending rules—each emphasizing different goals—have been developed to help retirees deal with changes in their individual circumstances and in the markets. Vanguard’s hybrid approach adjusts withdrawals within preset limits, allowing retirees to benefit from good…

 

The August 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

  Feature Article: Exchange Traded Funds » The Individual Investor’s Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds 2017 Detailed return information and data on more than 500 exchange-traded products, including an overview of the ETF industry. Exchange-Traded Funds » The Four Groups of ETFs by Elisabeth Kashner Viewing ETFs as being vanilla, active, strategic or idiosyncratic makes it…

 

The July 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature: Portfolio Strategies » Solving the Problem of Retirement by Paul Merriman Retirement places potentially unlimited demands on finite savings, but there are three actions investors can take to mitigate the problem. Stock Strategies » Three Value-Investing Benchmarks by Gary Smith The valuation models espoused by John Burr Williams, Robert Shiller and John Bogle can…

 

Power Your Portfolio With Value

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Trinity Portfolio: Combining Diversification, Tilts and Trend-Following Cambria Investment Management’s Trinity Portfolio is named for the portfolio’s three core elements: 1) assets diversified across a global investment set, 2) tilts toward investments exhibiting value and momentum traits, and 3) exposure to trend-following. In…

 

The June 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature » Piotroski Price-to-Book Screen by John Bajkowski The ranking system’s highest scores work well for high price-to-book stocks, but F-Scores of 6 to 7 work better for low price-to-book stocks. Financial Statements » Using Accruals to Judge How Persistent Earnings Will Be by Charles Rotblut, CFA Accruals can be described as forecasts of future…